Me: "No. Never."
Interviewer: "Mr. Malone, could you please put the stapler back on my desk?"
Me: "Of Course. Sorry. I didn't know that you could see that."
Never mind the fact that the management personnel most concerned about theft are usually the same ones who have figured out a way to remodel their houses using duct tape stolen from the office supply cabinet, and have outfitted the kids' rooms with computer printers that use the same ink as they have at work. This line of questioning was developed by HR gurus (probably from Wal-Mart) to weed out the really stupid applicants who will smile, shrug their shoulders, and admit to having "borrowed" a stapler once to try and appear more honest. It didn't work. You're not hired.
"Is he retiring or something?" I ask.
"No," the foreman replies. "He's moving to nights."
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